UFC 207: Nunes vs.Rousey Results: Two Title Fights & Several First Round Finishes

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UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Fight: Amanda Nunes def. #1 Ronda Rousey by TKO via strikes (0:48, R1) to retain the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title

UFC Bantamweight Title Fight: #5 Cody Garbrandt def. Dominick Cruz by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-47, 48-46) to win the UFC Bantamweight Title

#1 TJ Dillashaw def. #2 John Lineker by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

#9 Dong Hyun Kim def. #12 Tarec Saffiedine by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

#13 Ray Borg def. #12 Louis Smolka by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

#8 Neil Magny def. #6 Johny Hendricks by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Antonio Carlos Jr. Def. Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Alex Garcia def. Mike Pyle by KO via punch (3:34, R1)

Niko Price def. Brandon Thatch by submission via arm triangle choke (4:30, R1)

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Tim Means fought Alex Oliveira to a no contest via illegal knee strikes (3:33, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Alex Oliveira vs. Tim Means

Round One: The round begins with Means backing up Oliveira with a few kicks, Oliveira goes for the takedown and Means winds up in top position with the half guard. Oliveira wall walks to his face and Means nails him with a knee strike to the face, Oliveira responds by nailing Means with a right hook. Oliveira drops Means with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Means pops back to his feet and Oliveira nails him with a few more strikes. Means goes for a standing kimura as he puts Oliveira against the cage wall, Oliveira scores a takedown on Means and he gets back control. Means gets back to his feet and Oliveira gets standing back control, Means scores a takedown on Oliveira and he gets the half guard. Means attacks Oliveira with a combination as he tries standing, Means then clobbers Oliveira with a series of illegal knee strikes to the head and the referee halts the fight. The doctors say Oliveira cannot continue and the fight is ended.

Official Result: Tim Means fought Alex Oliveira to a no contest via illegal knee strikes (3:33, R1)

Brandon Thatch vs. Niko Price

Round One: The round begins with Thatch catching Price with some leg kicks, Price catches a swinging Thatch with a counter right hook. Thatch cracks Price with a right hook to avoid the takedown attempt, Price starts hitting Thatch with some leg kicks of his own. Thatch cracks Price with a knee strike to the face, Price scores a takedown on Thatch and he gets the open guard. Price transitions to the half guard position and then back to the open guard on Thatch, Thatch looks for a kimura as Price advances to the half guard. Price escapes the kimura and he puts Thatch in the arm triangle choke, Price releases the choke to land some strikes on Thatch. Price transitions to back control on Thatch after a short scramble, Price returns to the half guard on Thatch and he locks in the arm triangle choke to force a submission.

Official Result: Niko Price def. Brandon Thatch by submission via arm triangle choke (4:30, R1)

Mike Pyle vs. Alex Garcia

Round One: The round begins with Garcia coming forward and swinging at Pyle, Pyle keeps jabbing at Garcia to keep him at a distance. Garcia levels Pyle with a pair of rights and a kick to the midsection, Garcia scores a takedown on Pyle and he gets the open guard. Garcia transitions to the side control position on Pyle, Garcia starts attacking Pyle with a few elbow strikes to the rib cage. Pyle scrambled at the right time to get the fight standing, Garcia and Pyle exchange a few rights as well. Garcia continues to just take some wild swings against Pyle, Garcia cracks an incoming Pyle with a right and Pyle goes out cold.

Official Result: Alex Garcia def. Mike Pyle by KO via punch (3:34, R1)

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Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Marvin Vettori

Round One: The round begins with Vettori attacking Carlos Jr with a few combinations, Carlos Jr accidentally pokes Vettori in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Carlos Jr jabbing away at Vettori, Vettori attacks a kicking Carlos Jr with a counter strike combination. Vettori then lands a kick to the midsection of Carlos Jr, Carlos Jr accidentally pokes Vettori in the eye again and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Carlos Jr attacking Vettori with leg kicks, Vettori accidentally pokes Carlos Jr in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Vettori nailing Carlos Jr with leg kicks of his own, Carlos Jr then cracks Vettori with a kick to the midsection. Carlos Jr puts Vettori against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, Carlos Jr starts attacking Vettori with knee strikes to the thighs. Carlos Jr scores a takedown on Vettori and Vettori pops back up to his feet, Carlos Jr holds Vettori against the cage wall again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Carlos Jr

Round Two: The round begins with Vettori kicking Carlos Jr in the midsection, Carlos Jr scores a takedown on Vettori and Vettori pops back up to his feet. Carlos Jr then lands a kick to the midsection of Vettori, Vettori grabs Carlos Jr and he puts him against the cage wall. The fighters break away from each other and Vettori backs Carlos Jr into the cage wall with a combination before scoring a takedown on him. Vettori attacks Carlos Jr with ground and pound before attempting a guillotine choke, Vettori releases the choke to attack Carlos Jr with more strikes. Vettori postures up and Carlos Jr cracks him with a few up kicks, Vettori kicks at the legs of Carlos Jr as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vettori (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Carlos Jr attacks Vettori with a head kick that gets blocked. Vettori then lands a kick to the midsection of Carlos Jr, Carlos Jr puts Vettori against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Carlos Jr scores a takedown on Vettori and he gets the half guard, Vettori gets to his feet and Carlos Jr drags him right back to the ground. Vettori gets up again and Carlos Jr attacks him with knee strikes to his legs, the fighters break away from each other and Vettori slips on a knee strike attempt. Carlos Jr attacks Vettori with a high kick after the slip, Carlos Jr again puts Vettori against the cage wall before scoring another takedown. Vettori eats a few strikes as he gets back to his feet and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Carlos Jr (Final Score: 29-28 for Carlos Jr)

Official Result: Antonio Carlos Jr. Def. Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#6 Johny Hendricks vs. #8 Neil Magny

Round One: The round begins with Magny jabbing away at Hendricks, Hendricks starts to take some power swings at Magny. Magny tries keeping Hendricks at bay by throwing a variety of kicks, Hendricks backs Magny into the cage wall by landing a combination. Hendricks starts attacking Magny with some leg kicks, Magny then cracks Hendricks with a right to the midsection. Magny then cracks Hendricks with a knee strike, Hendricks scores a takedown on Magny and he gets the full guard. Magny starts attacking Hendricks with strikes while on his back, Hendricks starts attacking Magny with some ground and pound. Magny catches Hendricks in the triangle choke and he assaults him with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magny

Round Two: The round begins with Magny attacking Hendricks with a variety of kicks, Hendricks scores a takedown on Magny and he gets back control. Magny rolls and Hendricks winds up getting side control on him, Magny scrambles and he gets Hendricks in the half guard. Hendricks returns to side control while landing strikes on Magny, Magny briefly gets to his knees and Hendricks regains half guard a short time later. Magny scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing and Hendricks scores another takedown, Hendricks gets back control on Magny and Magny finds a way to his feet. Hendricks scores another takedown on Magny and he gets the full guard, Hendricks advances to the half guard on Magny. Magny gets back to his feet and Hendricks keeps him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hendricks (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Magny nailing Hendricks with a front kick to the midsection, Magny then nails Hendricks with a jumping knee strike to the head. Magny starts attacking Hendricks with some leg kicks, Magny dances around Hendricks while throwing some jabs. Hendricks puts Magny against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Magny breaks free and separates from Hendricks. Hendricks starts charging at Magny while throwing combinations, Magny backs up Hendricks after attempting a high kick. Hendricks cracks Magny with a left before putting him against the cage wall, Hendricks gets Magny to his knees and Magny attacks him with elbow strikes as he stands up. Hendricks scores a takedown on Magny and he gets the open guard, Hendricks starts attacking Magny with some ground and pound. Magny catches Hendricks in a triangle choke and he attacks him with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magny (Final Score: 29-28 for Magny)

Official Result: #8 Neil Magny def. #6 Johny Hendricks by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#12 Louis Smolka vs. #13 Ray Borg

Round One: The round begins with Smolka peppering Borg with some jabs, Smolka comes forward and Borg attacks him with a combination. Borg goes for a head kick and Smolka drops him with a right, Smolka goes to the ground and Borg quickly scrambles to get back control. Smolka scrambles and Borg winds up in the side control position, Borg returns to back control on Smolka after landing a few strikes. Smolka gets to his feet and Borg drags him right back to the ground before gaining the full mount, Smolka scrambles and Borg rolls for an omoplata. Borg releases the hold and he attacks Smolka with some strikes, Borg regains back control after landing a few more strikes. Smolka rolls to his back and Borg lands more strikes while in the full guard, Borg slams Smolka as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Borg

Round Two: The round begins with Borg attacking Smolka with a high kick, Smolka and Borg exchange striking combinations. Borg also starts attacking Smolka with some leg kicks, Borg scores a takedown and Smolka scrambles to his feet. Borg scores another takedown on Smolka and he gets side control, Borg quickly advances to the full mount on Smolka. Smolka scrambles to attempt a heel hook on Borg, Borg breaks free and he attacks Smolka with strikes upon gaining side control. Borg gains full mount on a scrambling Smolka, Borg returns to side control on Smolka while landing more strikes. Smolka scrambles to his feet after escaping an arm triangle choke from Borg, Borg goes for another takedown and Smolka catches him in a guillotine choke. Borg escapes the choke and he gets side control again on Smolka, Smolka rolls for a submission on Borg as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Borg (Overall Score: 20-18 for Borg)

Round Three: The round begins with Borg putting Smolka against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Borg scores a takedown on Smolka and he gets the half guard. Smolka tries rolling for some submissions while on his back, Borg transitions to the back control position on Smolka. Smolka scrambles and Borg winds up in the half guard position, Borg goes for the arm triangle choke and he releases it upon gaining the full mount. Borg transitions to the side control position on Smolka, Smolka kicks off the cage wall and he gets back to his feet. Borg quickly grabs Smolka and he puts him against the cage wall, Borg tried to get standing back control on Smolka as he puts him against the cage wall. Smolka breaks free from Borg and he eats a left hook for his efforts, Borg nails Smolka with a spinning elbow strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Borg (Final Score: 30-27 for Borg)

Official Result: #13 Ray Borg def. #12 Louis Smolka by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

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#9 Dong Hyun Kim vs. #12 Tarec Saffiedine

Round One: The round begins with Kim quickly attacking Saffiedine with a left, Kim quickly puts Saffiedine against the cage wall before the fighters clinch. Saffiedine scores a takedown on Kim and he gets back control as Kim stands up, Kim scores a takedown on Saffiedine and Saffiedine pops back up to his feet. Kim puts Saffiedine against the cage wall after eating a knee strike, the fighters break away from each other and Kim hits Saffiedine with a combination. Kim continues coming forward while attacking Saffiedine with strikes, Saffiedine hits Kim with a combination before putting him against the cage wall. They separate again and Saffiedine swings away at Kim, the fighters clinch along the cage wall while throwing more strikes at each other. Saffiedine nails Kim with a few knee strikes before separating, Kim swings at Saffiedine again before putting him back into the cage wall for a short time. Saffiedine grabs Kim and he cracks him with a few knee strikes, Kim holds Saffiedine against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kim

Round Two: The round begins with Kim coming forward and jabbing away at Saffiedine, the fighters simultaneously crack each other with lefts. Saffiedine starts attacking Kim with a few leg kicks as well, Kim eats a right as he puts Saffiedine against the cage wall. The fighters break away from each other and Kim kicks Saffiedine in the midsection, Kim nails Saffiedine with a knee strike while putting him against the cage wall for a short time. Kim continues coming forward while throwing strikes at Saffiedine, Saffiedine backs up Kim by attempting a head kick. Kim briefly puts Saffiedine against the cage wall while landing a standing elbow strike, Saffiedine jabs away at Kim to try and keep him at bay. Kim puts Saffiedine against the cage wall again while looking for the takedown, Saffiedine spins Kim and puts him against the cage wall before separating. Saffiedine attacks Kim with a head kick attempt as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kim (Overall Score: 20-18 for Kim)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters having a wild striking exchange in the center of the octagon, Saffiedine catches Kim with a head kick as the exchange ends. Kim puts Saffiedine against the cage wall after nailing him with a knee strike, they break away from each other and Kim cracks Saffiedine with an uppercut. Kim again puts Saffiedine up against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Kim scores a takedown and Saffiedine pops right back up. Kim holds Saffiedine against the cage wall while landing knee strikes to his legs, Saffiedine breaks free before catching Kim with an elbow strike. Kim scores another takdown and Saffiedine pops right back up to his feet again, Saffiedine nails Kim with a few kicks to the midsection as they separate. Kim comes forward and Saffiedine attacks him with a jumping knee strike, Saffiedine goes for the takedown and Kim counters to get the fight standing again. Kim again puts Saffiedine against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Kim scores a takedown on Saffiedine as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kim (Final Score: 30-27 for Kim)

Official Result: #9 Dong Hyun Kim def. #12 Tarec Saffiedine by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

#1 TJ Dillashaw vs. #2 John Lineker

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Dillashaw starts attacking Lineker with leg kicks. Dillashaw cracks Lineker with a head kick, Lineker scores a takedown on Dillashaw and Dillashaw pops right back up to his feet. Dillashaw cracks a swinging Lineker with a counter right hook, Dillashaw scores a takedown on Lineker and he gets the half guard. Dillashaw starts attacking Lineker with some ground and pound, Lineker eats some more strikes as he forces Dillashaw into his full guard for a short time. Lineker scrambles to his feet after eating some more strikes, Dillashaw then nails Lineker with a kick to the midsection. Dillashaw follows that up by landing a step in right on Lineker, Dillashaw again attempts a high kick against Lineker. Lineker charges at Dillashaw while throwing a combination, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dillashaw

Round Two: The round begins with Lineker nailing Dillashaw with a right to the midsection, Dillashaw scores a takedown on Lineker and he gets back control. Lineker scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again, Lineker again hits Dillashaw with a right to the midsection. Dillashaw responds by kicking Lineker in the midsection, Dillashaw scores a takedown on Lineker and he gets the half guard. Dillashaw starts attacking Lineker with some ground and pound, Dillashaw starts catching Lineker with a few elbow strikes as well. Dillashaw traps the arm of Lineker while nailing him with a ton of strikes. Dillashaw transitions to full mount and then back to the half guard of Lineker, Dillashaw goes right back to attacking Lineker with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dillashaw (Overall Score: 20-18 for Dillashaw)

Round Three: The round begins with Dillashaw attacking Lineker with a front kick, Lineker eats a kick to the midsection as he attacks Dillashaw with a combination. Dillashaw then attacks Lineker with a head kick that gets blocked, Dillashaw scores a takedown on Lineker and he gets side control. Lineker scrambles to his feet and Dillashaw nails him with a right hook, Dillashaw catches a swinging Lineker with a pair of counter right hooks. Dillashaw scores another takedown on Lineker and he gets the half guard, Dillashaw starts attacking Lineker with some ground and pound. Lineker finds a way back to his feet withDillashaw holding onto him, Dillashaw drags Lineker back to the ground and he rolls for a calf slicer. Lineker escapes the submission attempt to get the fight standing again, Dillashaw goes for the takedown and Lineker cracks him with a right. Lineker starts attacking Dillashaw with some strikes to the body, Dillashaw goes for a flying knee strike and Lineker counters with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dillashaw (Final Score: 30-27 for Dillashaw)

Official Result: #1 TJ Dillashaw def. #2 John Lineker by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

The title fights will be covered on Page Four...

UFC Bantamweight Title Fight: Dominick Cruz (Champion) vs. #5 Cody Garbrandt

Round One: The round begins with Garbrandt attacking Cruz with a two punch combination, Cruz quickly pops Garbrandt with a right. Garbrandt starts attacking Cruz with a few kicks to the legs, Garbrandt nails a kicking Cruz with a counter right. Cruz recovers by nailing Garbrandt with a right after eating a right, Garbrandt continues attacking Cruz with a series of rights. Garbrandt charges at Cruz while throwing a combination, Cruz goes back to attacking Garbrandt with leg kicks. Garbrandt then lands a kick to the midsection of Cruz, Cruz scores a takedown on Garbrandt and Garbrandt pops right back up to his feet. Cruz nails Garbrandt with a combination after eating a counter right, Garbrandt scores a takedown on Cruz and he gets back control. Cruz scrambles to his feet and Garbrandt nails him with a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garbrandt

Round Two: The round begins with Garbrandt attacking Cruz with a head kick, Cruz nails Garbrandt with a three punch combination. Cruz also goes back to attacking Garbrandt with leg kicks, Garbrandt responds by nailing Cruz with a combination of his own. Garbrandt attempts to attack Cruz with a cartwheel kick that gets blocked, Garbrandt then lands a kick to the midsection of Cruz. Garbrandt nails Cruz with a right after eating a kick to the midsection, Garbrandt then lands a left hook on Cruz. Garbrandt again nails Cruz with a kick to the midsection followed by a punching combination, Cruz nails a kicking Garbrandt with a counter right. Garbrandt catches Cruz with another combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garbrandt (Overall Score: 20-18 for Garbrandt)

Round Three: The round begins with Garbrandt rocking Cruz with a head kick followed by a two punch combination, Garbrandt rocks Cruz again by nailing him with a right hook. Cruz dances around Garbrandt while popping him with jabs, Garbrandt again nails a swinging Cruz with a counter right. Cruz attacks a swinging Garbrandt with a three strike combination, Cruz then attacks Garbrandt with a head kick followed by a right. Garbrandt responds by nailing Cruz with another right hook, Garbrandt drops Cruz with a combination. Cruz stands up and Garbrandt plants him with a knee strike, Garbrandt then cracks a swinging Cruz with a counter right hook. Cruz charges at Garbrandt and neither of them land their combos, Cruz hits Garbrandt with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garbrandt (Overall Score: 30-27 for Garbrandt)

Round Four: The round begins with Garbrandt attacking Cruz with some leg kicks, Cruz barely landing a left hook on Garbrandt. Garbrandt attacks Cruz with a head kick that gets blocked, Garbrandt drops a swinging Cruz with a counter right hook. Cruz gets back up and he attacks Garbrandt with a head kick, Cruz then attacks a swinging Garbrandt with a two punch combination. Garbrandt then cracks Cruz with a straight right to the face, Cruz swings at Garbrandt and Garbrandt avoids everything. Garbrandt nails Cruz with a few leg kicks as well, Garbrandt drops Cruz again with a two punch combination. Garbrandt chases a dazed Cruz around the octagon while throwing strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garbrandt (Overall Score: 40-36 for Garbrandt)

Round Five: The round begins with Garbrandt attacking a kicking Cruz with a head kick, Cruz attempts a spinning back fist against Garbrandt. Garbrandt responds by kicking Cruz right in the midsection, Garbrandt then cracks Cruz with a two punch combination. Cruz then catches Garbrandt with a right to the face, Cruz then attempts a flying knee strike against Garbrandt. Cruz also begins attacking Garbrandt with some leg kicks as well, Cruz charges at Garbrandt while throwing combinations. Cruz goes for a takedown before popping Garbrandt with a right, Garbrandt starts attacking Cruz with leg kicks as well. Both fighters attempt and miss spinning back fists against each other, Cruz comes forward and he just swings away at Garbrandt. Garbrandt puts Cruz against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, the fighters break away from each other and Garbrandt lands a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cruz (Final Score: 49-46 for Garbrandt)

Official Result: #5 Cody Garbrandt def. Dominick Cruz by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-47, 48-46) to win the UFC Bantamweight Title

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Fight: Amanda Nunes (Champion) vs. #1 Ronda Rousey

Round One: The round begins with Nunes nailing Rousey with some leg kicks, Nunes pops Rousey with a three punch combination. Nunes backs Rousey into the cage wall with a striking combination, Nunes rocks Rousey with a three punch combination, Nunes rocks Rousey with another combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Amanda Nunes def. #1 Ronda Rousey by TKO via strikes (0:48, R1) to retain the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title

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